Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Finding Brillig

aka Rocking the Jabberwock

©2003 Susan Noyes Anderson

We all step through the looking glass,
but each one takes a different ride.
Some fall head-first like Alice did,
while others choose a measured stride.

Who trusts enough to nibble life
will grow or shrink accordingly.
Who waits and watches from afar,
will likely find herself at sea.

Beware the Jabberwock, indeed,
but neither yield nor disappear.
Just glance back through the looking glass
and wave and whisper, "I'm still here!"


"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
–The King, Alice In Wonderland.

This poem included in His Children
with different artwork, namely photos by Anita Schiller.


karen said...

Good one Sue - the Jabberwock has always been favorite poem of mine (I have it memorized for some reason) and this is a brillig take on it!

Brian Miller said...

nice....great spin on wonderland...i like my trips there...i am def nota nibbler...smiles.

Eva Gallant said...

Loved this! I never nibble! I tend to favor huge bites!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful poem! I love its meaning.

Lisalulu said...

I like the poem, but I'm just going to have to be dumb and ask, Brillig?

Sue said...


"Brillig" comes from a poem by Lewis Carroll in "Through the Looking Glass" (Alice in Wonderland). The poem is called "Jabberwocky."

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe..."


Nezzy said...

Great! I loved the picture at the end!

God bless and have a splendid day!!! :o)

LeAnn said...

This was a great one. You are so good at this; and I tell you that every time I read one of your poems.
I love following your journey.

yaya said...

I'd love to climb through a looking glass....usually because I can't believe that's really me in the front of it..somewhere in there is the REAL me...

Dixie Mom said...

Awesome as usual!!

Myrna Foster said...

I remember reading Jabberwocky and being fascinated with it in junior high. Good stuff!

Caroline said...

Sue, I imagine this poem as a song. I think it would make a lovely one!!

I feel quite lucky to have a copy of your His Children.


Michelle said...

love your poems.

Grandma Honey said...

The first 2 lines are my favorite. so true, so true.

Cherie said...

I haven't thought of the Jabberwocky in years but I always loved it.
Wonderful take here.

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